Kerala Fish Curry

Kerala Fish Curry

Every visit to Kerala is incomplete without tripping on this mouth-watering home-made fish curry. Its been a while since my last visit to Mahe and so I decided to cook my way into feeling at home. The recipe is incredibly simple (which I will be posting shortly) and the fish used is Seer fish (English) or Anjal (Karnataka) or  (Kerala).


  • 250gms of Seer Fish (3-4 slices)
  • 1 cup grated Coconut
  • 1/4th tsp of Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp finely chopped Ginger
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1/2 to 3/4th tsp of medium-thick Tamarind paste preferably use Kodampully
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 stalk of Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • The Seer fish I purchased from the fish mart neat my residence was large in size, hence I cut it into four slices- wash and keep it aside.
  • In a grinder, add the grated coconut, the turmeric and the chilli powder and add enough water to ensure it has a paste like consistency.
  • In a cooking vessel, add the paste prepared in the last step and add sufficient water.
  • To the above add the Green Chillies, Ginger, Tamarind paste, Garlic and the curry leaves.
  • When it comes to a boil, first, add salt and then add the pieces of fish and let it cook and until you achieve the desired curry-like consistency.



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